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HER Number:MDV49837
Name:MINE in the Parish of Broadhembury


Whetstone mine workings visible on western side of north hill between c st096068 and c st097062 (aph).


Grid Reference:ST 096 065
Map Sheet:ST00NE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishBroadhembury
DistrictEast Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishBROADHEMBURY

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: ST00NE/83

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • MINE (Early Medieval to XXI - 1066 AD to 2009 AD (Between))

Full description

APH, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV125926.

Whetstone mine workings visible on western side of north hill between c st096068 and c st097062 (aph).

Untitled Source (Aerial Photograph). SDV125928.

Aph=raf/cpe/uk/1974/4293, 4452-3/(11/4/1947).

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV125929.

Stanes, r. /tda/125(1993)71-112/devonshire batts.

Stanes, R. G. F., Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV39898.

The mine workings were nearly continuous along the western escarpment of the blackdowns. In 1825 the escarpment was easily distinguishable by the white line produced by heaps of spoil thrown down from the workings. Tunnels up to 400 yards long were dug into the hillside. The white line is no longer visible but the sites of the workings can still be found and miners' tracks survive as public footpaths and bridleways (stanes).

Sources / Further Reading

SDV125926Migrated Record: APH.
SDV125928Aerial Photograph:
SDV125929Migrated Record:
SDV39898Migrated Record: Stanes, R. G. F..

Associated Monuments

MDV110227Part of: Whetstone Mines Around North Hill, Black Down, Blackborough Common, Tower Plot and Newcombe Common (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Apr 9 2019 10:09AM